Delhi Government has written to various tobacco companies
asking them to remove advertisement boards from shops. The government also warned them against free distribution of
boards or counters having tobacco ads among vendors.
"We have written to various tobacco companies asking them to remove
advertisement boards from tobacco shops and other places. We have also asked
them not to distribute boards or counters having tobacco advertisements as free
gifts to vendors to check violations under Section 5 of the COTPA, 2003,"
said Additional Director (Health) SK Arora.
Section 5 of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA), 2003
prohibits direct and indirect advertisements of tobacco products at point of
sale. The government had also written to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
requesting it to remove such advertisements from trains and stations.